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In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

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J&J loses again

04-May-2016 - This week the consumer packaged goods company was order to pay millions to yet another woman who developed ovarian cancer following use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products.

Could US and Canada rivalry help to end cosmetic testing on animals in North America?

14-Apr-2016 - Animal testing opponent Cruelty Free International hopes “sibling rivalry” between the US and Canada will drive a race between the countries to end cosmetics testing on animals.

EC announces public consultation on MI use in rinse-off cosmetics products

06-Apr-2016 - The European Commission announces the public consultation on Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in rinse-off cosmetic products, proposing a restriction on its use, as well as a ban when it comes to leave-on...

Body Wraps Facebook ad branded ‘misleading’ over slimming claims

06-Apr-2016 - A Facebook advert for Body Wraps Berkshire has been told not to reappear again in its current form after the UK advertising watchdog said it lacked evidence that the beauty...

Talc supplier and J&J headed to court over cancer

04-Apr-2016 - In a trial set to begin next week, more than 1,000 women are now suing the consumer goods company and the ingredients supplier Imerys Talc America for not disclosing known...

$10 million Suave hair loss settlement back in court

31-Mar-2016 - Unilever faced multiple class action suits when consumers using a Suave Professional product reported hair loss and scalp burns. Late last week the Seventh Circuit decided on an appeal from class...

Sun protection highlighted as key to combatting ‘occupational cancer’ for Europeans

31-Mar-2016 - A new report has highlighted the importance of sunscreen and better protection for millions of European workers who spend the majority of their time exposed to the sun, calling on...

Self-regulation effective for EU cosmetics advertising compliance… but let’s not get complacent

31-Mar-2016 - The European cosmetics industry’s self-regulation when it comes to its advertising is highly effective as the majority are deemed compliant with relevant codes/ laws, but this doesn’t mean it cannot...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

25-Mar-2016 - Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat...

ECHA recommends restrictions on D4 and D5 in some personal care products

22-Mar-2016 - The European Chemicals Agency (Echa) has recommended restrictions be placed on octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in personal care products intended for use with water, as these are a mojor...

BASF nano forum calls for more transparency and clearer guidance for cosmetics

18-Mar-2016 - BASF’s Dialogforum Nano has called for clearer guidance and transparency in the future in order to work with nanomaterials in cosmetics safely and effectively, ensuring the needs of public authorities,...

Swiss government announces cosmetics tested on animals will be prohibited

11-Mar-2016 - The Federal Council in Switzerland announces it will ban the marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals abroad, bringing it closer to the existing EU ban which already...

Nouveau Beauty questioned over misleading marketing claims, by ASA

10-Mar-2016 - Marketing claims are scrutinised heavily in the cosmetics industry these days and cosmetics firm Nouveau Beauty is the latest to find itself on the receiving end of a telling off...

A new plan to certify sustainable and responsible marine ingredient sourcing

03-Mar-2016 - The Seaweed Standard, a joint project of the ASC and MCS, would leverage science-based regulation to protect the environment and promote ethical business.

J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

25-Feb-2016 - This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last...

Industry defends product safety after French consumer group warns of potential risks

24-Feb-2016 - A consumer product study carried out by French organisation UFC-Que Choisir says it has found a number of health and beauty products sold in the country may contain potentially harmful...

Lush cosmetics factory in talks to avoid nuisance lawsuit

18-Feb-2016 - Residents of Toronto, Ontario, have been complaining about the strong scent of a nearby Lush Cosmetics factory for years, and some believe the facility is to blame for headaches, migraines,...

Fake online fragrance sales in the US could be costing companies $1 billion a year

18-Feb-2016 - Online retail can be a major opportunity for peddlers of counterfeit goods, and new research underlines how fake big brand fragrances are widely available to US online consumers....

EC approves Coty acquisition of P&G brands amid competition concerns

17-Feb-2016 - Coty can breathe a sigh of relief now in Europe after the European Commission approved its acquisition of Procter & Gamble's beauty products businesses by Coty, under the EU Merger...

NICE publishes guidelines to highlight factors from over- AND under- exposure to sun

11-Feb-2016 - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new guidelines to help weigh-up the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure, as well as explaining the way UV light...

Microbeads to be ditched in Australia as early as 2017

11-Feb-2016 - Australia is gearing up to join other countries across the world in phasing out microbeads from its personal care and beauty products.

India must align regulatory framework with Europe, says L'Oreal chairman

03-Feb-2016 - Loic Armand, president of L’Oreal, has said that India must bring its cosmetics regulation closer in line with that of the European Union.

Guthy Renker withstands formulation queries but must amend subscription clarity in ads

29-Jan-2016 - The Advertising Standards Authority has called out Guthy Renker for misleading consumers over payment terms in a teleshopping advert for its skin blemish product.

Swedish Chemicals Agency proposes national microbead ban for cosmetics

26-Jan-2016 - The Swedish Chemicals Agency Kemi has proposed the ban of rinse off cosmetic products that contain plastic microbeads in Sweden, saying it should be subject of EU-wide regulation, in a...

Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

22-Jan-2016 - As the halal cosmetics market continues to grow, fragrance firm Seven Scent has become the first UK-based fragrance supplier to achieve halal certification for its entire portfolio.

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